Runaway : Season 1

  • Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2006
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25

Critic Reviews

  1. 88
    If "Runaway" is a harbinger of things to come, it, er, harbinges very well indeed!
  2. A good and likable cast combine with thoughtful writing to make this family/thriller (a new genre?) worth watching.
  3. 70
    Think The Fugitive meets Beverly Hills 90210 done dark and brooding.
  4. 70
    This is an intriguing blend of The Fugitive and The O.C.: half suspense and half intergenerational melodrama.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    67
    Just two episodes in, and this series threatens to rattle down the wrong track. [6 Oct 2006, p.60]
  6. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    63
    You go on the lam, and you find Laguna Beach. [2 Oct 2006, p.45]
  7. 63
    It's one of those midlevel, decently entertaining dramas you're most inclined to watch when nothing else in the time slot excites you.
  8. Yes, it's "Fugitive ... With Children." But "Runaway"... actually is pretty good, mostly because this family doesn't always get along.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. YvelG
    Dec 28, 2006
    10
    This was an awesome show, I hope they believe it back and allow it a few weeks to build the viewers confidence. If not, I hope they release This was an awesome show, I hope they believe it back and allow it a few weeks to build the viewers confidence. If not, I hope they release the dvd. lata! Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 25, 2006
    10
    Runaway is like the best show ever. It has to come back!!!!!!!!....some how some way it should be put back on the air.....really great show
  3. MelodyS
    Dec 13, 2006
    9
    With the junk that CW has chosen to leave on its schedule I am bewildered that this really solid show wasn't given a stable time slot With the junk that CW has chosen to leave on its schedule I am bewildered that this really solid show wasn't given a stable time slot and a few weeks to build a following. The characters were well developed andbelieveable. The acting was well done. I guess that is the kiss of death these days! Full Review »